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Old 11-30-2004, 07:43 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by austinsdad
Bearfan, Mark never said that this works for shrimp and crabs, just fish.
True, but chemistry is a big part of the argument, and this is a big hole in that argument.

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Old 11-30-2004, 08:17 AM   #12
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I definately understand both sides of the debate. I can offer you this: I have been keeping saltwater for over 15 years. I have had over 10 SW tanks at a single time and a fishroom of 48 aquariums. I have never acclimated a single fish and have never had a fish experience any form of shock. I do not mail order fish. All my fish are from LFS. However, my LFS also does not acclimate and they receive fish from all over the US, so I would expect this to be similar to mail ordering a fish to your home.

In the cold winter months, i will let the fish bag sit in my home for 20 minutes or so until the water rooms up toward room temperature. However, I do not float and do not combine water.

Also, i just recently brought my pond Shubunkins in for the winter. The pond temperature was below 60. The tank inside 75. No acclimation. Just threw 'em right in! No problems...

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Old 11-30-2004, 11:09 PM   #13
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This is very interesting. I too would like to see this debate unfold! BTW, what is a sticky? Does this deserve to become one?
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:18 AM   #14
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i tried it with some green chromis today, worked well. Everyone went right in and even ate tonight. Couldn't bear to try it with my baby maculosus angel that came too, and he is also doing well. Oh, so confusing.

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